99designs Cafe returns to Jakarta, Indonesia

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The second 99designs Cafe took place in Jakarta on July 12th, gathering a small collective of Indonesian designers to share their passion for design. This time, the event played host to Platinum designer Stevanus Gerald who shared his insight on contest selection and workflow. Based on a quick survey taken during the last 99designs Cafe, we knew […]

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Creative Challengers: June 2014

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These designers may not have won their contests, but they did win a special place in our hearts. Check out some of favorite work from June’s Creative Challengers! Vote for the winner of this month’s Creative Challengers by leaving a note in the comments section of this blog post telling us which design is your favorite and […]

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Announcing the winners of the 99designs Cup!

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The FIFA World Cup is arguably the largest sporting event every 4 years and this year was no exception. With our German office celebrating (and our Brazil office commiserating their first loss on home soil since 1975 – with a 62 game unbeaten streak) we decided to run a “Cup” of our own. To highlight the […]

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Top 9 at 99: June 2014 results

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Summer is the time for traveling. Perhaps that’s why Kristian Designs‘ logo design for the global travel company, Nomadic Souls, really hit the spot. Last week we asked you to vote. Today we’re excited to present you with the winner for this month’s Top 9 at 99! Nomadic Souls logo design: Kristian Designs We might have been bit […]

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A field guide to stock image licenses (and how to protect yourself)

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Whenever you use a stock image, it is crucial to understand the licensing terms associated with it. Otherwise, you could land yourself – or your client – in very hot water, legally speaking. Unfortunately, like many legal documents, licensing agreements can be virtually indecipherable to the average reader. Making matters worse, the terms oftentimes vary […]

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10 graphic designers you should be able to name-drop

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We all know that as graphic designers we have to study those who came before us and advanced the field of design. Here at 99designs, we love focusing in on the work of some of the biggies. We’ve covered giants like Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, Saul Bass and more on this blog. But there are a […]

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Are you eligible for a $25 bonus from Payoneer?

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If you’ve won a design contest, you know that we offer designers several ways to get paid. Payoneer, one of our payment providers, now has a special offer just for 99designers that we’re excited to share with you. When you sign up for a new Payoneer account by September 1, you’ll get a $25 bonus […]

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Elevating wordmarks with the power of a custom font

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It’s the perennial question for logo designers tasked with creating a wordmark: to create the type from scratch, or to simply modify an existing typeface? As we previously discussed, there is no shame in sprucing up an existing typeface – indeed, some of the world’s most famous companies have done it! At the same time, […]

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What the new Airbnb logo means for designers

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Airbnb, an online marketplace for short-term housing rentals, unveiled a new branding scheme yesterday that centers on a bold new logo and extends across the company’s website, mobile apps and beyond. They’re pretty proud of it, and for good reason: this is one of the most dramatic and confident rebrands the tech industry has recently […]

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Top 9 at 99: June 2014

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Now that the World Cup has come to a close, are you looking for something new to root for? Cheer on this month’s Top 9 at 99 designers by casting a vote for your favorite one!  You may not be able to watch the results unfold on TV, but these designers will love your support as […]

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